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Re: Jack, another question


Posted by: Louis Schwin () on Sat Dec 8 08:52:55 2001


Jack,
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> I have a 2 part question about how long it takes to make a swing. #1 How long does it take to make a full swing. #2 How long from the start of the swing to contact. I know there is no hard and fast number for all hitters. I am interested in an average or some representative number.
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> I read the Batspeed reasearch section and it said
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> "The large muscles in his legs and back have rotated his hips and shoulders to a point where the belly button and chest are now facing the pitcher. His lead shoulder is now starting to rotate back in the direction of the catcher. This means that the lead arm, and thus the bottom hand, are now being pulling back toward the catcher as the bat approaches contact. --- At the same time the rear shoulder (and top hand) are rotating around toward the pitcher."
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> How can the belly button and the chest be facing the pitcher and the lead shoulder "is now starting to rotate back in the direction of the catcher" Does this mean that the lead shoulder has moved toward the pitcher then around the body and is moving back towar the catcher, Past that point of being square to the pitcher? Did I missunderstand something?
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> Also, if the shoulders have turned past being square to the pitcher and the bat has not made contact, it seems that the torque of the body has been used up and the power is gone. My naked eye tells me that the shoulders are turned toward the second baseman, about, at contact?
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> Thanks for your answer.
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> Louis Schwin

Jack,

Sorry, but after reading that section again I have another question.

It says that
"The large muscles in his legs and back have rotated his hips and shoulders to a point where the belly button and chest are now facing the pitcher. His lead shoulder is now starting to rotate back in the direction of the catcher. This means that the lead arm, and thus the bottom hand, are now being pulling back toward the catcher as the bat approaches contact. --- At the same time the rear shoulder (and top hand) are rotating around toward the pitcher.

I am assuming that this is written in order that it happens. If so, the front shoulder is past the point of being square to the pitcher and is moving back towar the catcher, then how would the back shoulder start moving away from the catcher? Don't the two shoulders move together? I keep trying to get into the position as it is described and it seem to me that it can't be done. No matter what I do, the plane of my are always facing the same way. What am I missing?

Louis S.


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